I bought this machine in May 2004 for 1900 euros at Jensen Motorrijwielen in
Nijmegen. This is a shop that specializes in second-hand BMW's - the fact that
they apparently love BMW, that I didn't know (and still don't know) a lot
about these bikes, and that the price was right prompted me to buy it.
Luckily, they had no problem with leaving the bike in their shop until I
had my license - I wouldn't know what I'd done with the bike in my garage ;-).
Of course, the first call I made when the official said I passed the final
test was to call them to say I would come and fetch it two days later (the
'one day later' being reserved for getting all the paperwork sorted out).
I rode 200km that day, of course a bit uncertain in handling in the
beginning, but soon enough we got to know each other well enough that I would
dare to put a bit of speed on. Exhausted, I parked the motorcycle in the garage and
planned my first trip
Riding a police white Beemer in a country where the police mostly rides
police white Beemers is great fun! On the highway, most cagers move to the
right lane when I appear in their rear view mirror...
Since this picture, I fitted a 23.5" high Parabellum screen on it, and on top of
that a Laminar Lip. The result is
excellent - no buffeting, and as long as it's dry I can keep my helmet visor
open at all speeds. The Lip works wonders in lifting up the airstream so you
end up with a screen you can look over but still have a quiet ride on the RT.
Expensive combo but recommended!